• Some of the links on this forum allow SMF, at no cost to you, to earn a small commission when you click through and make a purchase. Let me know if you have any questions about this.

cured turkey

timmyk

Newbie
24
17
Joined Oct 12, 2013
My wife loves my smoked turkey. But it is just the two of us most of the time and that is a lot to eat. So my questions are. Can I cure a turkey ( plan on using pops brine cure ). If I do, what will it change?? ( I brine my turkey anyway with out the cureing salt. ) Also, how long with the shelf life be on the turkey before I need to freeze it ???? What I am looking for is a longer shelf life with very little change to my finished bird. I have learned so much from SMF, it is great to have a place to ask questions. THANKS.
 

diggingdogfarm

Master of the Pit
4,653
163
Joined Jun 23, 2011
There will definitely be a change in the flavor, with the nitrite it'll take on a cured flavor much the same as ham and the like.
By shelf life I assume you mean how long you can keep it in the refrigerator after it's smoked and fully cooked before you need to freeze it.
I wouldn't hold it for more than 2-3 days in a 35 degree fridge before freezing.



~Martin
 

timmyk

Newbie
24
17
Joined Oct 12, 2013
Thanks for the link and info guys. EXACTLY what I was looking for !!!Thumbs Up
 

smokerpaul

Smoke Blower
149
13
Joined Jul 12, 2012
i tried the pops curing brine on my christmas turkey and it was very nice just a shame the weather was too bad to smoke it i had to use the oven
 

Latest posts

Hot Threads

Top Bottom
  AdBlock Detected

We noticed that you're using an ad-blocker, which could block some critical website features. For the best possible site experience please take a moment to disable your AdBlocker.